After their New York City date nights and Saturday Night Live cameos this weekend, it seems that Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift have cemented their status as lovers. While it’s no secret that the Kansas City Chiefs tight end is a switch up from Swift’s usual tortured artist type (Joe Alwyn, Matty Healy, etc.), the pop star is also reportedly different than Kelce’s former flames.
“Taylor’s unlike anyone Travis has dated before,” a source told People. “It was very unexpected for his friends, but he’s so into her and very, very happy.”
“Some people thought he was just joking around about the bracelet and having a crush on her earlier this summer, but he was serious about it,” the insider continued, referring to Kelce’s initial comments about Swift on his and his brother Jason Kelce’s podcast New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce. The source added that the new couple is “having a great time getting to know one another” and has even “introduced some of their friends to each other.”
“Everyone’s getting along and seeing how much fun they have together,” the source added. “They make a very cute couple.” Of course, Swift has already become well acquainted with Travis’s parents, especially his mom, Donna Kelce, while attending several Chiefs games.
Over the weekend, the two made separate appearances during the SNL season premiere before attending the after-party together. As if their “kissing throughout the evening” and sweet hand-holding wasn’t enough to make you swoon, a source told Entertainment Tonight that at one point in the night, Kelce told her security guard that he could take over the protection details. “At one point, he actually told her security guard that he could step aside,” the source shared. “Like he’d take it from here.” He is a 6’5″ professional athlete, after all.
A different insider told People that Kelce kept “going over and touching her, putting his hand on her lower back or putting his hands on her waist, and then they would do a little kiss, and then they would go back to talking to whoever they were talking to.”
The source continued, “He kept checking in with her but gave her space to talk to other people in the room, both male and female, and he talked to a ton of people in the room, too.”
The two stepped out again on Sunday night for a romantic dinner after Travis cheered on his brother Jason at the Eagles v. Jets game at MetLife Stadium. The two looked happy as they held hands and smiled at fans.